Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Global China and Migration University of Hong Kong Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong


Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are over 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Global China and Migration (Ref.: 201701805)


Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Global China and Migration in the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Arts, to commence on June 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.


Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Social Sciences and an excellent publication track record preferably in Global China Studies. They should demonstrate achievements of, or potential for, excellence in teaching and research in one or more of the following areas: globalization, migration, demographic studies, personal well-being. Those with a strong background in quantitative methods and big data analysis in social sciences research are preferred.  Applicants who are close to completing a Ph.D. degree will also be considered. Enquiries about the post should be sent to Professor Pun Ngai, Department of Sociology (e-mail: npun@hku.hk).


A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.


Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V., a letter of interest, writing samples, a research statement and a teaching statement to the Department of Sociology at socihr@hku.hk. They should also arrange for three confidential references (quoting the job reference number) to be sent directly by the referees to the Department at socihr@hku.hk. Please quote the job reference no. and post title in the e-mail subject. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.  Closes February 28, 2018.


The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency

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